Pilot Training Manual for the Mitchell Bomber B-25

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Published: November 1944

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Pilot training manual for the B-25 Mitchell Bomber.

Sections include:
History of the Mitchell Bomber; Duties and Responsibilities of the Airplane Commander; The Copilot; The Bombardier-Navigator; Radio Operator; The Engineer; The Gunners; Rules to Be Engorced on Every Flight;

General Description; Location of Controls; Bombardier's Compartment; Pilot's Compartment; Pilot's Instrument Panel; Navigator's Compartment; Radio Operator's Compartment;

Power Plant; Wright Cyclone R-2600-13 or R-2600-29; Engine Power Ratings; Air Induction System; Fuel System; Oil System; Dual Ignition System; Electrical System; B-25 Lighting Equipment; Hamilton Hydromatic Propellers; Hydraulic System; Landing Gear; Instruments; Automatic Pilot;

Communication Equipment; Armament; B-25C; B-25D; B-25G; B-25H; B-25J; Oxygen; Photographic Equipment; Comparison Equipment Chart (Models C&D, G, H, J);

AAF Pilot's Checklist; Inspections and Checks; Starting Engines; Taxiing; Run-Up; Takeoff; Power Changes; Climb; Let-Down; Trimming; Landing; Power-On Landings; Power-Off Landing; No-Flap Landing; Go-Around Procedure; Parking;

Fuel System Operation; Supercharger; Carburetor Air Heat; Carburetor Air Filter; Operating the Autopilot;

Advanced Air Work; Spins; Dives; Night Flying; Instrument Flying; Formation; Javelin Up; Echelon Up; Squadron Stagger; Strange Field Landings; Crosswind Takeoff; Crosswind Landing; Stalls; Slow Flying; Short-Field Takeoff; Short-Field Landings; Single-Engine Operation; Single-Engine Landing; Single-Engine Go-Around;

Auxiliary Hydraulic Pump and Emergency Hydraulic Selector Valve; Emergency Hydraulic Wheel Lowering System; Wing Flap Emergency Lowering System; Emergency Operation of Bomb Bay Doors; Emergency Salvo Release; Emergency Operation Hydraulic Brake; Emergency Operation Air Brakes; Miscellaneous Emergency Equipment; Fire in Flight; Bailout; Forced Landings; Ditching; Weight and Balance;

Grade 91 Fuel; Power Control Chart; Maximum Range Chart; Cold Weather Operations; Anti-icing; Surface De-icer System; Defrosting Systems; Heating System;

Tactical Uses of the B-25; Some Typical Missions;


173 pages; PDF (.pdf)
Original item: Book
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Original item: Book
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